standing is reserved for a student who has completed and passed all of the work
of the course, including the final examination, but due to illness or other
extenuating circumstances beyond his or her control, earned a substantially
lower grade than might have been expected. See Appeal Regulation 3.3.4 for more information about Appeals on matters other than Academic Integrity.
following material must be included as a part of the appeal:
- Associate Dean (Studies) Appeal Form [PDF]
- A non-refundable administrative
fee (payable by debit, Master Card or Visa). Students may fax credit card information to
the Faculty of Arts and Science office at Fax: 613-533-2467 using the Payment
Form for Arts and Science Administrative Services [PDF].
- A letter of explanation clearly
demonstrating the significant extenuating circumstances, beyond the student’s
control, leading to student to earn a substantially lower grade than might have
been expected. See also Tips for Writing
a Good Appeal Letter.
- Supporting documentation/letter
from an appropriate professional that clearly indicates ways in which the
extenuating circumstances directly affected the student’s performance. The letter should verify that these effects
were substantial enough to cause the academic problem. Information on the
start, duration and present state of the extenuating condition is
critical. Students are advised to submit an Off-campus Physician's Note [PDF] if requesting
support from a medical professional outside of Health, Counselling and
- A letter of support from the
instructor. The instructor may e-mail their statements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The instructor will be contacted to inquire if he
or she supports this appeal.
LIMIT: Appeals for Credit standing must
be submitted no later than 21 calendar days after the end of the examination
period in which the course was offered.
NOTE: A student may be granted Aegrotat or Credit
standing for a maximum of 36.0 units over the course of an entire degree
program (see Academic Regulation 10.2.2 for more information).